Uplift the Rural Poor







Uplift the Rural Poor

Working in the caatinga ecosystem of northeastern Brazil, Carnaúba Viva has introduced innovative means of sustainably managing the carnauba tree (Copernicia prunifera), a locally-abundant palm species whose leaves can be used for wax production. Working with the indigenous people of the Jaguaribe-


Key Facts 

Equator Prize Winner: 2014

Founded: 2001

Location: Kisoro District, Uganda

Beneficiaries: 88 villages across 9 parishes

Area of Focus: Protected area management and
alternative livelihood development


Case Study

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 Equator Prize 2002

Sub-Saharan Africa

 Biodiversity Conservation

 Sustainable Forestry


Contact Information

Beatrice Kabihogo
Email: kabihogob@hotmail.com
Language(s): English, Kifumbira


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